For the peoples’ struggle and solidarity against
Hong Kong and Macau groups form ILPS chapter
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Around 200 grassroots activists packed the Li Hall last Sunday, May 22, to
establish the Hong Kong and Macau chapter of the International League of
Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), and look forward to the expansion and
strengthening of the anti-imperialist movement in the said cities.
Members of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK),
Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers (ATKI-HK), ATKI-Macau, Migrante-Macau,
Association of Concerned Filipinos (ACFIL), Pinatud a Saleng ti Umili (PSU)
and the Filipino Women Migrants Association (FILWOM), together with guests
and partner organizations filled the room to know better the ILPS and
unite in forming the ILPS - HK & Macau chapter.
ILPS Chairperson, Prof. Jose Maria Sison, gave the keynote address to the
gathering. His speech, sent in a video, was introduced by Mr. Norman Uy
Carnay, Hong Kong country information officer of the Bagong Alyansang
Makabayan (New Patritiotic Alliance, BAYAN).
In his message, Professor Sison congratulated the ILPS members for making
“a major contribution to the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the
ILPS.” Aside from preparing delegations for the Fourth International
Assembly in Manila, he said that the gathering was “a consolidation of
your forces for greater struggles ahead in the face of the ever worsening
crisis of the world capitalist system.”
Professor Sison expounded on the current global economic and financial
crisis that is being further aggravated by neoliberal globalization. He
said that “ (Imperialists) believe perversely that everything would turn
out alright so long as the financial oligarchy and the entire monopoly
bourgeoisie continue to accumulate capital, press down the wage level and
government social spending and get more profit-making opportunities
through liberalization, privatization, deregulation and denationalization
of the developing economies.” He explained further why the neoliberal
globalization will fail in improving the people’s condition. (The full
text of Prof. Jose Maria Sison’s speech is pasted below)
Mr. Ramon Bultron, member of the ILPS International Coordinating
Committee, then gave a presentation about the ILPS. He explained the
history of the League and the 18 concerns it carries that cover all the
concerns of various sectors and classes. He also stressed the importance
of establishing the ILPS – HK & Macau and recalled the vibrant movement in
Hong Kong against neoliberal globalization during the Sixth Ministerial
Meeting of the World Trade Organization.
Cultural presentations were rendered by ATKI-HK and the LIKHA Filipino
Migrants Cultural Organization.
Finally, the chapter passed resolutions for its future work including a
resolution on the labour export program of government and uniting ILPS –
HK & Macau to resist it, as well as the expansion of ILPS – HK & Macau
Each member organization of the ILPS chose a representative to be part of
the National Coordinating Committee that shall take the lead in
implementing the plans of ILPS in Hong Kong and Macau.
The assembly ended with the singing of the ILPS Hymn. With clenched fists,
the participants did not only celebrate the establishment of the chapter
of ILPS but also the bright hope that the anti-imperialist movement will
continue to spread and succeed.
Long live the ILPS!
Long live international solidarity!
The International League of Peoples' Struggle is an international
formation of more than 350 organizations from 40 countries promoting,
supporting and developing the anti-imperialist struggles of the peoples of
the world. It has a broad mass character and not subordinate to any
political party, government or religion and affords equality to all
participating organizations. It strives to realize the unity, cooperation
and coordination of
anti-imperialist and democratic struggles throughout the world.
League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) will hold its Fourth
International Assembly on July 7 – 9, 2011 in Manila, Philippines.
If you wish to take part in the assembly of want to know more about the
League, please contact the ILPS-HK & Macau at 27237536 or visit the ILPS